West Ham’s Kurt Zouma shone in France’s 2-Zero victory in opposition to Finland in World Cup qualifying, demonstrating precisely why David Moyes was delighted to signal him – however there could also be issues forward.
The French worldwide was among the best gamers on present for Les Bleus, behind Antoine Griezmann, which bodes nicely for the Hammers.
Nonetheless, at a time when all must be nicely at Zouma’s new membership, with the east London outfit sitting second within the Premier League after three video games, the summer season signing’s wages have, reportedly, induced hassle in paradise.
Moyes has made it clear the ex-Chelsea defender is greater than price an honest portion of the West Ham wage invoice, however changing into their highest earner, on £125,000 every week, has raised questions amongst gamers and followers.
And, based on The Solar, his deal has ‘has not gone down significantly nicely with different gamers’ who shaped a ‘tight-knit group’ as they certified for this season’s Europa League.
Again in July talkSPORT reported that membership captain Declan Rice at present earns £62,000-a-week, lower than half of what new defender Zouma takes residence.
Equally, prolific striker Michail Antonio receives round £70,000 every week – nonetheless £55,000 lower than the brand new signing.
Throughout Euro 2020, earlier than Zouma’s arrival, former West Ham winger Trevor Sinclair advised talkSPORT breakfast that Rice is deserving of more cash on the London Stadium.
Sinclair stated: “He’s 22 and the most effective participant at West Ham, so he must be the most effective paid participant.”
Rice is a long-term goal for each Man United and former membership Chelsea and the duo appear set to battle for his signature subsequent summer season.
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